Nolli Map of Rome

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This 1748 map of Rome by Giambattista Nolli was the first of its kind–it is ichnographic, a style of map-making using a blueprint-like outline style with true proportions to show buildings and space. It is incredibly accurate, and even includes details of the interiors of some of the buildings. See this site for more information, and a link to the map engine:

http://nolli.uoregon.edu/preface.html

 

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